1. Can the balanced scorecard framework also incorporate benchmarking and the theory of constraints?
2. What's a constraint?
3. Consider your own goals and the resources and activities you are currently bringing to bear in order to achieve your goal. Now try to focus, not on your sub-goals which in all probability are many and may include having a holiday and getting tickets for the theatre, but on your key goal. With this firmly in your mind, reflect on your constraints - is your constraint resource based, ie time?; market based - increased market share or growing the business?; or is it policy based - only men are promoted to director in this company.